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Indian verses about intimacy and ‘the bard of the toxic relationship’: experts pick their favourite literary lines evoking lust, ardour – and obsession.

Fans of EL James’ S&M novel eagerly await the film version. But critic Nicholas Barber says it’ll leave the book’s enthusiasts, and everyone else, unsatisfied.

The Renaissance actor’s new film with Wim Wenders has moments of inspiration. But critic Nicholas Barber says it’s a missed opportunity.

Winston Churchill credited Mrs Miniver with increasing American support for the war effort. A new programme finds out how the domestic drama changed history.

Ian McKellen plays the sleuth in his 90s in Mr Holmes. But the film is a refreshing return to the tone of Conan Doyle’s stories, says Nicholas Barber.

Gertrude Bell played a huge role in shaping today’s Middle East – but Werner Herzog’s new film of her life prefers schmaltzy romance to history or politics.

From Rebel Without a Cause to Mean Girls, the corridors and cafeterias of the high school play a central role in US cinema. Nick Barber takes a closer look.

The Days of Heaven and Thin Red Line director’s new movie Knight of Cups is “vapid”, “decadent” and a “ludicrous self-parody”, critic Nicholas Barber says.

How documentary film-maker Laura Poitras captured the former NSA contractor’s decision to reveal all about US government surveillance.

Bohemian, hippy style is all the rage on the catwalk this season – but what made this look so influential? Lindsay Baker takes a look.

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